Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I miss visiting the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey in Spring time. We usually started our trips from the beginning of the month of April, almost every year for more than forty years. We enjoyed strolling under the cherry blossom trees, and seeing children running around with parents watching, while wearing their best dresses and suits to welcome the cherry blossoms in spring.  Some Cherry trees often have just started to open the little buds of flowers and some are in full bloom with white, light pink, dark pink and red of little flowers in clusters on every branches of the cherry trees. It is so beautiful!!

I was in awe when I saw the cherry blossoms the first time, and I promised myself that I would visit this magic and beautiful land of cherry blossoms every year.  It was such a happy time that we looked forward to with our family.  There was always a special lunch, on a blanket under the cherry trees with the comfort of spring temperature, and baking the warm sun in the afternoon. We enjoyed seeing other families and people that came to admire the Cherry Blossoms.  Even though we did not know them, there was the feeling of community, we smiled at each other and said hello to the people who passed by us.  It was a time of happiness, harmony, and peace as humanity celebrated nature that provided us peace and comfort in the spring time.


John with Hunter, our neighbor’s son who came to see me every Saturday to study beginning math lessons.





















As we know that most of the country is locked down, we can go out only to get food and in emergency situation.  I have been in our apartment since March 12.  On March 10, I went to the hospital for our second grandson’s birth.  Then I stayed two nights with our four-year-old, first grandson.  Since then I did not go out anywhere.  My husband, John Watts are my provider, he went out to get food and necessity items that we need for during this lockdown of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The whole world is in the same situation as US.  From the end of December 2019, the coronavirus took place in Wuhan, China and the coronavirus has been spread out all over the world, up to today, Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:08 P.M.

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 I went to view my Cherry Blossom posts in my website and in the photograph files of the Cherry Blossoms that we took for many years.  I enjoy viewing the photographs.  They remind me of happy times we had together with family and the community.  I decided to select some of the photographs to post on my website.  I hope that it will give the viewers some smiles or pleasant feeling that Cherry Blossom in Newark, New Jersey faithfully give pleasure to the community every year in Spring.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Music and Children playing in Washington Park

 Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

I took my grandson, Kai to Washington Park for his outdoor activity on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  I thought Kai was eager to see his little friend, named London that he played with last time.  We did not see her, but we saw a music band performing at one end of the park.  I suggested to kai that we go to the Library because she might be there, and if not, we can come back to the park because she might be here later.  Kai agreed, and we walked to the library which took about five minutes.  We stayed in the children room of library for an hour or so, then kai and I headed back to the park.    

Kai and I walked past the music band that was still performing. 

We saw the Ballantine House and Newark Museum on Washington Street, opposite the park.

The musicians had stopped playing, and were ready to end their performance for the day.

Kai was searching for his little friend, London.  He carried his blue ball intending to play with her.

He saw her little body standing behind the red bush.  He ran as fast as he could to meet her.

She seemed to be as eager to see Kai as Kai was to see her.

Kai played ball with London.

London and Kai enjoyed playing football together.  London was so glad to see us as she told us about what was she doing before we arrived. 

Kai was teasing London by stealing the ball from her hand and letting London chasing him.

He sat on the ball so that London could not get the ball.  I told London “Take the ball out from the back of Kai!”  So, London tried to pull the ball out.

Kai still teasing London.  Then London said nicely to Kai “May I have the ball?”

Kai tossed the ball so that London could run and get it.  Then Kai went to played with the pole.

London tossed the ball up high and Kai tried to catch it.

Little London showed her cleaver foot work with the ball like an experienced athlete.

“Grandma look at this!”, Kai said to me loudly.  He knows that Grandma loves Butterflies.

They both enjoyed playing with the poles.

Kai and London ran to the lady who brought her dog to walk in the park.  She was nice enough to let the kids play with the little cute dog.

Kai and London had a good time playing and jumping between the round seating stands.

Kai showed me the artwork at the base of the pole.

London went to the other pole and showed me the bird design.

Kai and London were having very good time playing with each other.

They ran to under the tree and tried to catch the lower leaves.

Then they played hide and seek.

They played and ran all over the park until they both fell down on the grass.

Now they found some wood and played with the dusty earth.

Kai used a twig to write his name.

Kai tried to exchange his sticks with London’s piece of wood and a brick.  Kai took London things without her agreeing.  I told Kai to return London’s belongings.

I gave Kai a little book that I brought with me for Kai to read to London.  Kai gave the book to London to see and then he took it back.  He went to sit at the base of the tree and looked at the book by himself.

Kai and London went to see the line of students that came out of the North Star Academy Charter school of Newark, located opposite one end of the park.

I told Kai that we had to leave because Mommy will come to pick you up soon.  We walked London back to where her mother and family were sitting.  They seemed to be sad to say good bye.

After we left London, Kai asked me to go back.  He said he want to say something to London.  I took Kai back to see London again.  Then Kai and I walked back home.  While we were walking, I asked Kai “What did you say to London?”  Kai said I forget to tell her, “Thank you for playing with me.  I really had a good time.”

I also felt a bit sad that I had to take Kai away.  They had a very good time and got along with each other quite well.  This occasion reminded me of when I was young playing with my sisters.  Everything seemed to be bright and nice, with no worries and nothing to be afraid of, as the world happily belonged to us. We did not know much how our parents or other adults had to go though in their lives to survive day by day.  This innocence and ignorance of the future gave us a simple happiness that I long for once again.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, November 2, 2019

North Star Academy Charter school of Newark, New Jersey

Some more of Kai and London’s photographs that I took the previous days.

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McCarter Highway Murals, Newark, NJ & Kai in the Park

McCarter Highway Murals, Newark, NJ & Kai in the Park

McCarter Highway Murals, Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 And Ing took her Grandson Kai to the Park on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Kai is shopping at Whole Food Super Market.

Human Behavior in Military Park

 Kai was biking along the walk way around the playground to search for kids to play with.

 Kai was biking a little faster when he saw some kids on the bench far away.

 Kai was passing by a young man.

Kai was glad to see two kids and a man sitting on a bench.

 He had to bike harder against the wind while a lady walked by his side.

 Kai came up to the two kids he saw from far away.

 He passed the two kids and a man.

 Kai found an empty bench and parked his bike near the two kids. “Grandma can I have the ball. I would like to ask those kids if they would like to play ball with me.” Kai asked me for his ball that we brought with us. Kai walked toward the two kids and the man on the bench. Then I saw the man get up and walk away, followed by the two kids. I was not sure that Kai even had a chance to ask them.

 I was sad to see the disappointed look on Kai’s face.

 I told kai that there are some kids playing at the other end of playground. They might like you to play with them. Kai did not hesitate, he marched to the group of kids with his blue ball.

 Kai found a young boy to play ball with him.

 Kai joined in playing with the other kids.

 Bubbles were floating in the air!!!

 Kai was talking to a girl.

 The young boy returned Kai’s ball and he said, “I like you.”

 Kai helped the girl to ride on his bike.

 The girl probably said, thanks, or goodbye to Kai.

As a grandmother who love her grandson, I am delighted that Kai had friends to play with and even happier to see Kai’s generosity toward others. It is easier to raise a child to be physically healthy by giving the best healthy food to the child. It is important to nurture a child to be mentally aware and kind. However, sometimes it come from the person’s inner being. In some cases, even though the parents or people around the child show or teach the child to be good, we still have bad people in our society. If these bad people happen to be in high positions in the country, then trouble will come to a lot of people or even it will affect the whole wide world.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, May 12, 2019

🙂 Happy Mother’s Day Mali 🙂

Love, Mom and Dad Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

May 12, 2019, 9:41 PM

Happy Mother’s Day Mali Love, Mom and Dad Mali

May 12, 2019, 11:15 PM

To Ing-On

Thanks Mom, I like your story a lot I felt so sad for Kai in those pictures Good thing you were there to help him move on. Thank you.

Love, Mali

Mali From: Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:41 PM To: Mali

Subject: Happy Mother’s Day Mali Love, Mom and Dad

To Mali

I am glad you like it. Kai is very smart and generous kid. He is very lucky to have you and Jim as his parents, including two sets of grandparents, aunt, and cousins. I will talk to you tomorrow.



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Trip To Swansea In My Husband’s Motherland , Wales – Part 1

Ing and John traveled to Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom on September 25 – October 26, 2017.
Artwork at Newark Liberty Airport in the check in area of Air India.
On the Chinese New Year, one can see the festival and celebration from the Dragon Dancing Parade. The Chinese love the dragon symbol in red, which is a favorite color of the Chinese. This artwork reminded me of a Welsh dragon. We had some time left before we went into the gate for boarding. I enjoyed taking photographs of this artwork. We selected Air India because it was the most economical ticket fare and John loves Indian food, me too.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, January 14, 2018

Artwork at Newark Liberty Airport, New Jersey, United States

Photograph by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts


Ing & John Traveled to Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom on September 25 – October 26, 2017.

We arrived in Newark Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey at about 5 p.m. on Monday 25, for checking in which started at 6:30 pm. We saw a scene of nice sunset sky outside area of Air India’s glass windows.

The reflection of the television screen appeared in the sunset sky of the scene looking out of Newark Liberty Airport, Newark in the check in area of Air India.

Beautiful Sunset Sky, the scene looking out of Newark Liberty Airport,  in the check in area of Air India.

John and I were busy packing again. This time we were heading to Swansea, South Wales, the UK. John was born in Swansea, and most of his family lived there for most of their lives. “No Place Like Home”, it is John’s beloved country.

Ing & John Traveled to Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom on September 25 – October 26, 2017.

The route from Newark Liberty Airport, Newark, New Jersey, USA To Heathrow, London, UK
We boarded and the airplane took off at about 10:30 p.m. The flight attendants started to serve the food and drinks, after our bellies were satisfied by Indian food, John enjoyed checking the movies and I enjoyed learning about flight information.
The airplane from Newark passed over Boston, Windsor, Bay Roberts, Montreal and crossed Atlantic Ocean heading to Amsterdam.

At one point, I opened the flight information. It showed that outside air temperature was -540 degrees Centigrade. I thought if any one drops out of the airplane; the body probably be frozen instantly.

“Heathrow Airport originated in 1929 as a small airfield (Great West Aerodrome) on land south-east of the hamlet of Heathrowfrom which the airport takes its name. At that time there were farms, market gardens and orchards there: there was a “Heathrow Farm” about where Terminal 1 is now, a “Heathrow Hall” and a “Heathrow House”. This hamlet was largely along a country lane (Heathrow Road) which ran roughly along the east and south edges of the present central terminals area.
Development of the whole Heathrow area as a very much larger airport began in 1944: it was stated to be for long-distance military aircraft bound for the Far East. But by the time the airfield was nearing completion, World War II had ended. The government continued to develop the airport as a civil airport; it opened as London Airport in 1946 and was renamed Heathrow Airport in 1966. The masterplan[clarification needed] for the airport was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, who designed the original terminals and central area buildings, including the original control tower and the multi-faith chapel of St George’s.”

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This flight information showed that the airplane passed through Waterford and Wexford of Island, crossed the Celtic sea passing over South Wales. John said “We should get off here then we do not have to go to Heathrow, London. Save us time and money to ride the bus for five hours from Heathrow to Swansea. For better or worse, we have to follow the system, it was the flight route. We finally reached to our destination, Heathrow Airport, London. The trip duration was about six hours.

“Heathrow Airport is used by over 80 airlines flying to 185 destinations in 84 countries. The airport is the primary hub of British Airways and is a base for Virgin Atlantic. It has four passenger terminals (numbered 2 to 5) and a cargo terminal. Of Heathrow’s 73.4 million passengers in 2014, 93% were international travellers; the remaining 7% were bound for (or arriving from) places in the UK.[9] The busiest single destination in passenger numbers is New York, with over 3 million passengers flying between Heathrow and JFK Airport in 2013.[10]”

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“Heathrow is 14 mi (23 km) west of central London,[3] near the south end of the London Borough of Hillingdon on a parcel of land that is designated part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The airport is surrounded by the built-up areas of Harlington, Harmondsworth, Longford and Cranford to the north and by Hounslow and Hatton to the east. To the south lie Bedfont and Stanwell while to the west Heathrow is separated from Slough in Berkshire by the M25 motorway. Heathrow falls entirely under the TW postcode area.
As the airport is west of London and as its runways run east–west, an airliner’s landing approach is usually directly over the conurbation of London when the wind is from the west.
Along with Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and London City, Heathrow is one of six airports with scheduled services serving the London area, although only Heathrow and London City are within Greater London.

Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow)[2] (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic (surpassed by Dubai International in 2014), as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. In 2016, it handled a record 75.7 million passengers, a 1.0% increase from 2015.[1]
Heathrow lies 14 miles (23 km) west of Central London,[3] and has two parallel east–west runways along with four operational terminals on a site that covers 12.27 square kilometres (4.74 sq mi). The airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which itself is owned by FGP TopCo Limited, an international consortium led by Ferrovialthat also includes Qatar Holding LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Alinda Capital Partners, China Investment Corporation and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).[4] London Heathrow is the primary hub for British Airways and the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.
In September 2012, the UK government established the Airports Commission, an independent commission chaired by Sir Howard Davies to examine various options for increasing capacity at UK airports. In July 2015, the commission backed a third runway at Heathrow and the government”

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We took the elevator to the Bus Terminal where we saw the Welcome Posters. I wonder after the Brexit, if the British will still welcome foreigners.

“Brexit (/?br?ks?t/ or /?br??z?t/) is the popular term for the prospective withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU).[1]
In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the EU. On 29 March 2017, the British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union. The UK is thus on course to leave the EU on Friday, 29 March 2019.[2]
Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK would not seek permanent membership of the single market or the customs union after leaving the EU[3][4] and promised to repeal the European Communities Act of 1972 and incorporate existing European Union law into UK domestic law.[5] Negotiations with the EU officially started in June 2017.
The UK joined the European Communities in 1973,[6][7] with membership confirmed by a referendum in 1975. In the 1970s and 1980s, withdrawal from the EC was advocated mainly by Labour Party and trade union figures. From the 1990s, the main advocates of withdrawal were the newly founded UK Independence Party (UKIP) and an increasing number of Eurosceptic Conservatives.”

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“Brexit Historical background
Main article: History of Britain’s relationship with the European Union
In 1951, the “Inner Six” European countries signed the Treaty of Paris establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), followed shortly by the 1957 Treaties of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). In 1967, these became known as the European Communities (EC). The UK applied to join in 1963 and 1967, but was vetoed by the French President, Charles de Gaulle.[17] After de Gaulle relinquished the French presidency the UK successfully applied for membership and the Conservative prime minister Edward Heath signed the Treaty of Accession in 1972,[18]Parliament passed the European Communities Act later in the year[19] and the UK became a member of the EC on 1 January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland.[20]
The opposition Labour Party contested the October 1974 general election with a commitment to renegotiate Britain’s terms of membership of the EC and then hold a referendum on whether to remain in the EC on the new terms.[21] After Labour won the election the United Kingdom held its first ever national referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Communities in 1975. Despite significant division within the ruling Labour Party[22] all major political parties and the mainstream press supported continuing membership of the EC. On 5 June 1975, 67.2% of the electorate and all but two[23] UK counties and regions voted to stay in[24] and support for the UK to leave the EC in 1975 appears unrelated to the support for Leave in the 2016 referendum.[25]”

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“Brexit: Comparison of results of 1975 and 2016 referendums
The Labour Party campaigned in the 1983 general election on a commitment to withdraw from the EC without a referendum[26] although after a heavy defeat Labour changed its policy.[26] In 1985 the Thatcher government ratified the Single European Act—the first major revision to the Treaty of Rome- without a referendum.
In October 1990, under pressure from senior ministers and despite Margaret Thatcher’s deep reservations, the United Kingdom joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), with the pound sterling pegged to the deutschmark. Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister the following month, amid Conservative Party divisions arising partly from her increasingly Eurosceptic views. The United Kingdom and Italy were forced to withdraw from the ERM in September 1992, after the pound sterling and the lira came under pressure (“Black Wednesday”).[27]
Under the Maastricht Treaty, the European Communities became the European Union on 1 November 1993,[28] reflecting the evolution of the organisation from an economic union into a political union.[29]”

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We saw a lot of sparrows at the bus terminal welcoming the food given to them. Hopefully they were also welcoming us.

“Brexit: Consequences of withdrawal for the United Kingdom[edit]
Long term[edit]
Immigration was cited as the second-most important reason for those voting to Leave. However, some forecasts indicate that immigration ?ows to the UK will remain relatively high after Brexit.[141] KPMG – based on a survey of 2,000 EU workers in UK – estimates that about a million of EU citizens working in the UK, see their future in Britain as over or hanging in the balance[142].
Immediate effects[edit]
Official figures in March 2017 indicated that EU immigration to the UK continued to exceed emigration, but the difference between immigration and emigration (“net migration”) had fallen to its lowest for three years.[143] The number of EU nurses registering with the NHS fell from 1,304 in July 2016 to 46 in April 2017.[144]
Economic effects[edit]
Main article: Economic effects of Brexit
During the referendum, the economic arguments were a major area of debate. Most economists, including the UK Treasury, argued that being in the EU has a strong positive effect on trade and as a result the UK’s trade would be worse off if it left the EU.[145][146] Others argued for the benefits of being free of EU “red tape” regulations and from going the full route of complete free trade. Additionally, not contributing to the EU budget would improve the budget and allowing tax cuts or higher government spending.[147]
After the referendum, the Institute for Fiscal Studies published a report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council which warned that Britain would lose up to £70 billion in reduced economic growth if it didn’t retain Single Market membership, with new trade deals unable to make up the difference.[148] One of these areas is financial services, which are helped by EU-wide “passporting” for financial products, which the Financial Times estimates indirectly accounts for up to 71,000 jobs and 10 billion pounds of tax annually,[149] and some banks have announced plans to relocate some of their operations outside the UK.[150]
On 5 January 2017, Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England, admitted that forecasts predicting an economic downturn due to the referendum were inaccurate and noted strong market performance after the referendum,[151][152][153] although some have pointed to prices rising faster than wages.[154]
Brexit requires relocating the offices and staff of the European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority, currently based in London.[155] The EU is also investigating the feasibility of restricting the clearing of euro-denominated trades to Eurozone jurisdictions, attempting to end London’s dominance in this sector.[156]
Effect on academic research[edit]
Main article: Brexit and arrangements for science and technology
The UK received more from the EU for research than it contributed[157] with universities getting just over 10% of their research income from the EU.[158] All funding for net beneficiaries from the EU, including universities, was guaranteed by the government in August 2016.[159] Before the funding announcement, a newspaper investigation reported that some research projects were reluctant to include British researchers due to uncertainties over funding.[160]
Currently the UK is part of the European Research Area and the UK is likely to wish to remain an associated member.[161]
As predicted before the referendum,[162] the Scottish Government announced that officials were planning a second independence referendum on the day after the UK voted to leave and Scotland voted to stay.[163] In March 2017, the SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon requested a second Scottish independence referendum for 2018 to 2019 (before Brexit is expected to take effect).[164] The Prime Minister immediately rejected the requested timing (although not the referendum itself).[165] The referendum was approved by the Scottish Parliament on 28 March 2017. Sturgeon is calling for a “phased return” of an independent Scotland back to the EU.[166]
After the referendum, Nicola Sturgeon also stated that Scotland might refuse consent for legislation required to leave the EU,[167] though some lawyers argue that Scotland cannot block Brexit.[168]
International agreements[edit]
The Financial Times approximates there to be 759 international agreements, spanning 168 non-EU countries, that the UK would no longer be a party to upon leaving the EU.[169] This figure does not include World Trade Organisation or United Nations opt-in accords, and excludes “narrow agreements”, which may have to be renegotiated as well.[169]
Options for continuing relationship with the EU[edit]
Main article: Continuing UK relationship with the EU
The UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the remaining EU members could take several forms. A research paper presented to the UK Parliament in July 2013 proposed a number of alternatives to membership which would continue to allow access to the EU internal market. These include remaining in the European Economic Area,[170]negotiating deep bilateral agreements on the Swiss model,[170] or exit from the EU without EEA membership or a trade agreement under the WTO Option. There may be an interim deal between the time the UK leaves the EU and when the final relationship comes in force.
Relations with the Republic of Ireland[edit]

The UK/Republic of Ireland border at Killeen marked only by a speed sign marked in km/h
The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as a whole share, since the 1920s, a Common Travel Areawithout border controls. According to statements by Theresa May and Enda Kenny, it is intended to maintain this arrangement.[171] After Brexit, in order to prevent illegal migration across the open Northern Irish land border into the United Kingdom, the Irish and British governments suggested in October 2016 a plan whereby British border controls would be applied to Irish ports and airports. This would prevent a “hard border” arising between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.[172]However, this agreement was never official and was met by opposition from political parties in the Republic of Ireland,[173] and there is still great uncertainty in relation to a ‘hard border’ between the Republic and Northern Ireland.[174]
On 23 March 2017, it was confirmed that British immigration officials would not be allowed to use Irish ports and airports in order to combat immigration concerns following Brexit.[175] A referendum for the reunification of Ireland was suggested by Sinn Féin leader Martin McGuinness immediately after the UK EU referendum results were announced.[176] Creating a border control system between Ireland and Northern Ireland could jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement established in 1998.[177] In April 2017 the European Council agreed that, in the event of Irish reunification, Northern Ireland would rejoin the EU.[178]
Border with France[edit]
The President of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, Xavier Bertrand, stated in February 2016 that “If Britain leaves Europe, right away the border will leave Calais and go to Dover. We will not continue to guard the border for Britain if it’s no longer in the European Union,” indicating that the juxtaposed controls would end with a leave vote. French Finance Minister Emmanuel Macron also suggested the agreement would be “threatened” by a leave vote.[179] These claims have been disputed, as the Le Touquet 2003 treaty enabling juxtaposed controls was not an EU treaty, and would not be legally void upon leaving.[180]
After the Brexit vote, Xavier Bertrand asked François Hollande to renegotiate the Touquet agreement,[181] which can be terminated by either party with two years’ notice.[182] Hollande rejected the suggestion, and said: “Calling into question the Touquet deal on the pretext that Britain has voted for Brexit and will have to start negotiations to leave the Union doesn’t make sense.” Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Interior Minister, confirmed there would be “no changes to the accord”. He said: “The border at Calais is closed and will remain so.”[183]
Gibraltar and Spain[edit]
Main article: Gibraltar after Brexit
During the campaign leading up to the referendum[184] the Chief Minister of Gibraltar warned that Brexit posed a threat to Gibraltar’s safety.[185] Gibraltar overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU. After the result Spain’s Foreign Minister renewed calls for joint Spanish–British control of the peninsula.[186] These calls were strongly rebuffed by Gibraltar’s Chief Minister[187] and questions were raised over the future of free-flowing traffic at the Gibraltar–Spain border.[188] The British government states it will only negotiate on the sovereignty of Gibraltar with the consent of its people.[189]”
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Ing’s Peace Project and Open Doors, Newark International Art exhibition

 Ing’s Peace Project and Open Doors Art exhibition

At Newark International, Newark, New Jersey

Organized by Charley Cano

On October 19th – 30th

A glimpse of Newark’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity of artists, past and present.
Art by Esmeralda Vazquez, Grigory Gurevich, Ibou Ndoye, Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Joanne Leone, John Watts, Luisa F. Pinzon-Romero and Petra Lea
Wednesday & Thursday, 10/19&20, 6-9pm – General Viewing
Friday, 10/21, 5-11pm – Artists’ Reception [Refreshments Served]
Saturday, 10/22, 1-4pm – Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic
4-8pm – Musical Performances
7-9pm – Dr. Law, Linda Everswick, Okestura
9-12am – Dance Party
Sunday, 10/23, 1-3pm – Informal Artist Talk
3-6pm – Closing Cocktails

Newark International

August Agency <>

August 1, 2016

Hi, Ing!

I’ve been invited to participate in this year’s Newark Open Doors (officially) and will be putting on a group show entitled ‘Newark International’. I was hoping you might be interested in participating with 1-4 pieces. Let me know!

All the best,


Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 


August 3, 2016

Hi Charley,

It was nice to hear from you.  Thanks for your earlier response on “Honor Killing”

I will be glad to participate in your group show entitled ‘Newark International’.  If you do not mind I would like to have my finished peace project artwork exhibit.  I posted most of them on my Home page website if you would like to view them. 

John says thanks for your acknowledgement on his sister passing.  Please let me know how your preparation for the exhibition is progressing.  Where will the exhibition be held?

Look forward to hearing from you.



Newark International

August Agency <>

August 5, 2016

Hi, Ing!

Thank you so much, Ing! It means a lot to me for you to participate in the exhibit. Yes, absolutely please bring the peace project. The exhibit will be in a commercial storefront on Broad Street, most likely one I’m assigned by Newark Arts Council (probably 744 Broad) or one I have in reserve at 889 Broad (diagonally across the street from City Hall). I will keep everyone updated on all developments.

One quick question: Can you please send me a picture of the Gandhi piece(s)? I need it for the Newark Arts Council’s promotional materials for the festival. Thanks! – Charley

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 


August 5, 2016

Hi Charley,

I am glad to be part of your exhibition, thanks for including John and I.

The following are the things that I would like you to consider which is related to the exhibition:

1.       My Gandhi’s artwork: I have different versions; please visit the following link to view some of them:

2.       For the artwork that I would like to display at your exhibition; please visit the following link to view some of them:

3.      If it is possible I would like to have a table or easel for my Peace Poster for people to write their comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” on the reception day. 

Please let me know of your decisions.



Newark International

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August 5, 2016

Hi, Ing,

Thanks very much for the link; it was the Gandhi #4 I was looking for. I’m already familiar with the project and you know I love your art work. Also, it won’t be a problem at all for the table and easels on the reception day. Feel free to contact me at any time with any other questions or concerns.

– Charley

Gandhi: Man of Peace and His Words – Artist Ing-on Vibulbhan-Watts

Paint Me As Part Of The Universe After I Die, Said Iris – Artist Joanne Leone

Drawing by Ibou Ndoye, ink on heavy craft paper

Sculpture – Artist John Watts

Stone Clouds – Artist John Watts

Impossible Dreamer – Artist John Watts

Made In America del Sur – Artist/Photographer Luisa F. Pinzon-Luisa F. Pinzon Romero

Drawing by Ibou Ndoye, ink on heavy craft paper

Bella – Artist Grigory Gurevich

Artist – Joanne Leone

Finished “Peace” artwork 13

Shadow of Peace and the International CranioSacral Therapists 2014, Iceland, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” on during May and June 2014, organized by Joseph Giacalone Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Links to the finished Peace Project of the International CranioSacral Therapists 2014, Iceland artwork page:

Finished “Peace” artwork 12

Shadow of Peace and CLOUD CYPH Event 2014 in Newark, NJ, comments on “What does Peace mean to you?” on Friday, May 16th, 2014, organized by Them Cloud Kids.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Links to Finished Peace Project CLOUD CYPH Event – Them Cloud Kids 2014 pages:

Finished “Peace”artwork 2   

The Peace and Art Parade and festival run by the Barat Foundation in Newark on 10.23.2011, organized by Chandri and Gary Barat.  Finished artwork, after the written comments by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

It took me a while to be able to complete this project.  I spent some time to compose this second finished artwork for the Peace Project.  The writings were the comments from the people on “What does Peace mean to you?” at the Washington Park and some of the people who participated in the Creation Nation Art and Peace Parade on Sunday, October 23, 2011, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Link to Peace Project and Creation Art Peace Parade Page:                         

Print:  Shadow of Peace   “What does Peace mean to you?”          Sizes 24 inches x 40 inches

Participation art, for any viewers to write their comments with their names and dates

Link to Ing’s Peace Project Page:

Peace Poem, English and Thai by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Link to Ing’s Peace Project Page:

Drawing by Ibou Ndoye, ink on heavy craft paper

Night Birth – Artist John Watts


My Little Red Shoes – Artist Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Newark, NJ


Gandhi: Man of Peace #2 – Artist Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Newark, NJ

In The Wake of False Gods Artist Esmeralda Vazquez

Artist Petra Lea

 Fragility – new work by Petra Lea

Dauntless – Artist Petra Lea

Twiggy – Artist Petra Lea

Artist – Joanne Leone

Artist – Joanne Leone

Group Pictures from Newark International Art Exhibition on Friday, October 21, 2016

Ing with our best friend Patricia Meidel, our best friend and artist Joanne Leone and Artist/Photographer Luisa F. Pinzon

Artist/Photographer Luisa F. Pinzon and Artist Ibou Ndoye

At Friday’s opening (10.21.2016) for Newark International with 5 of 8 exhibiting artists (Ing’s not on FB, Grigory had just left, John and Petra were in England), plus the food artist, family and friends old and new. Thanks, Malcolm M. King, for the shot!

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Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey


Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey will gives pleasure to a lot of people who have a chance to visit the park again this year, 2016.  We still remember the good times we had in the previous years and the Cherry Blossoms of 2011.     

This year Earth Day was on Friday, April 22, 2011 but my “Earth day” is every day of my life.  I love nature, I am part of nature.  Here is some of nature that I enjoy, captured to share with all of us.  The photographs are the walking steps that I treasured and captured of the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, USA in my memory and my camera.  I am not a photographer but I love to take pictures to record history as I go through my life. I enjoy the beautiful flowers of Cherry Blossom trees and I also enjoy the tall trees that are absent of leaves, having only the limbs of branches spread out just like our blood veins.  The gorgeous Cherry Blossoms will be so lonely without little children running around under the trees.  The parents took snapshots to keep forever with love.  Young couple with children and without children came out to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms.  Some young couples took pictures in different posses of his or her admirer.  The young girl who dresses in a pink kimono is posing for her young man to capture her moods and movements as if she is part of the Cherry Blossoms herself, announcing to her lover to come closer, as if to say, “I am a nature, I am beautiful, enjoy me and love me”, as the young man comes closer to snap the photos with a heart beating faster and faster with every step that he takes toward her.  One can make up all kind of love stories when we walk into Cherry Blossoms land.  Now please enjoy more than one thousand pictures that I have captured from the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms that Newarkoffers to everyone.  I captured these pictures on Saturday, Sunday and Friday, April 16, 17 and 22, 2011 and previous years.

 Branch Brook Park is a county park of Essex County, New Jersey in the United States, located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. At 360 acres (1.5 km²), Branch Brook Park is the largest public park in the city of Newark. The park is noted for having over 4,000 cherry blossom trees in more than fourteen different varieties,[1] collectively called Cherryblossomland, as well as its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival each April.

Branch Brook Park is currently in the midst of $25 million, ten-year, restoration program. In 2004, the Park Avenuebridge was repaired, as were the ballfields in the center of the park. By 2010, there will be more than 5,000 cherry trees in the park due to a $650,000 grant from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund in 2006 and private donations.[2]

Below the writing portion is my story of the Cherry Blossom at Branch Brook Park in April 1994.  There are details, direction and history of Branch Brook Park and the Cherry Blossom Trees.  I wrote this in, “The Eyes of Morris”, a smart dog that belonged to our friends.


In memory of my mother, father, my mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

In memory of Morris, he passed away in 1997.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts                                                            Thursday, May 19, 2011

Link to Cherry Blossoms 2013 part 1 is Below:

2 Responses to Cherry Blossoms

  1. Chelsea says:

May 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Wow there’s so many years represented here! Its rather impressive Ing, I love to see the park though out the years in many different lights and locations. And I think the last three pictures of your mother, father and in-law’s. Those are some lovely pictures.

As always thank you for sharing the world through your eyes.

ing says:

May 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm (Edit)

Hi Chelsea,

Thanks for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed the Cherry Blossoms. I am going to add two small stories that I emailed to you because I like other people to laugh and know one of the Thai customs:

Four women came in to our shop this afternoon. They liked our jewelry and artwork, but they didn’t buy anything. So before they left the shop I asked if they have time to see my Peace Project. They enjoyed seeing my sculptures and were very glad to write their comments on my Shadow of Peace artwork. One of the ladies saw my Gandhi artwork by the door she used her foot to point at the artwork and said “Is that Gandhi? I like it”. I told her that Thais believe that if anyone uses their foot to point at anything it is considered to be very bad manners and insulting to others. This is because they believe that the foot is of very low value and head is of high value. People are never allowed to touch the head of someone older than themselves especially their parents or any older person. I do not believe that any more. But when we are inRomewe have to do as the Romans do. The lady appreciated that I told her this aspect of Thai custom.

Here is a funny story for you: A couple weeks ago I had an argument with John. We wanted to find plastic bag and we could not find it. I complained to John that he always throws everything out, and that causedMalito fight with her uncle. John replied “I didn’t throw out everything!” I realized that he meant he didn’t throw me out. I said “Oh! Yes! You smart aaa___! Then we both laughed.

Take care,


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George Bowman The Musician

George Bowman The Musician

At the tunnel walkway

From Chambers Street to World Trade Center,

New York City, New York

On Thursday, February 18th, 2016


 Cynthia’s Snow Photographs



George Bowman the Musician

He greets people

Who travel to work

Or return home

From all day work

With his trumpet

He voices out a melody


How are you today?

Let me serenade you

From a hard day’s work

Or travel from here to there

Have a pleasant day everyone!!!


With his horn of melody

Soothing the ears of those

Who pass by


Good morning!!!

Good afternoon!!!

Or good night!!!

His trumpet sounds

Connecting to human souls


George Bowman the Musician

Happy to serenade

The travelers who pass by

His life is fulfilled

With happiness and peace

It is a life well lived


Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, February 20, 2016


George Bowman the Musician

On Thursday, February 18, 2016 about 1:30 P.M., I traveled on the E-train, subway in New York City.  I got out at Chambers Street and walked along the tunnel, underground to the World Trade Center to get the Path train heading home to Newark, New Jersey.  I saw a man standing near the wall with his trumpet in his hands.  I always want to have a conversation with the musicians who perform in the subway or out on the streets but I never have a chance.  Listening to his music, I decided to approach him; luckily there was no one there at that moment so I began asking him some questions.  We had a nice short conversation.  Then I asked if he would play one more tune or a song for me to record and told him that I would like to use the material to post on my website and Google +, post a video on YouTube.  He wrote his name and information for me before he serenaded me with his interpretation of, Somewhere Over the Rainbow tune.  I was very happy and felt privileged to know him.  I showed the video to my husband, John Watts.  He likes the music and my conversation with Mr. George Bowman.

If you would like to listen to Mr. George Bowman music and our conversation please visit YouTube at the following link:


 Cynthia’s Snow Photographs

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